2015 Virginia QSO Party

Updated: 1 July 2015

The Virginia QSO Party is held during the 3rd full weekend in March.

The 2015 Virginia QSO Party was held during the weekend of 21-22 March 2015

Update: 30 June 2015:  The plaques and certificates have been mailed to the plaque awardees and all participants who submitted a log respectively.

Awards Ceremony Briefing  The awards ceremony held at the Manassas Hamfest at 0830-0950 on Sunday, 14 June 2015 in Building Two.  These are the pictures of the event and this briefing contains the results of the Party and recognizes the plaque awardees.

Log Metadata.   This is the final UPDATED (20 May 2015) list of logs submitted (375 logs) along with scores and other data.  This file is in PDF format.  It is best viewed by saving it to your computer and then viewing it with adobe reader.

CertificatesIn addition to Virginia being affiliated with presidents of the United States, Virginia is also affiliated with presidents of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). The certificate this year celebrates the ARRL presidents who lived in Virginia during their presidency, i.e., Vic Clark, K4KFC(SK), and Kay Craigie, N3KN.  The certificate theme was suggested by Randy Kelly, WB4MJF.  This certificate will be awarded to all hams who submit a log to the 2015 VQP.  Certificates not picked up at the Manassas Hamfest were mailed shortly after the Hamfest.

Post-Party Pictures and Comments.  Stories and pictures from Party participants.  If you want to include something here, email to [email protected].

Pre Party Tidbits: Misc emails and thoughts.

Plaques and Sponsors:  We have 26 plaques this year.  Many thanks to the sponsors for their time and donations.

VQP Briefing: (PDF format ~2,7 MB ) A presentation suitable for club meetings on the Virginia QSO Party. Includes rules, Party statistics, descriptions of certificates. 13 Feb 15: Updated with list of plaque sponsors. 16 Feb 15: Updated 2014 coverage map.

VQP Contest Rules: ( html format,   MSWord format,   PDF format )There are no changes in the rules for the 2014 Virginia QSO Party.  This year K4NVA will be operating as a mobile station (K4NVA/M) on Sunday morning from the Norfolk area  in addition to operating as a fixed station (K4NVA) in Loudoun County. Contact with either station will qualify for the single award of 500 bonus point.   

Cabrillo Files Format:  Electronic submissions  in the attached Cabrillo file format are requested.  (PDF  or HTML)

Contest Logging Programs.  Logging programs designed for the Virginia QSO Party always help. We accept any logs, but logs submitted electronically and compliant with any cabrillo format are preferred. The following logging programs have been used in the past and they have been modified to support the Virginia QSO Party.  We re-score all logs submitted, so it is important to ensure your log contains all the required information.
    * N1MM Logger http://www.n1mm.com.
    * Scott & Kimberly, N3FJP & KA3SEQ Amateur Contact Log  http://www.n3fjp.com/.
    * WriteLog http://www.writelog.com/. 

Virginia Counties and Independent Cities: 95 counties and 38 independent cities (html format or MS Document or PDF format).  

Paper Log Summary Sheets: (.pdf or .doc) Used to record header information for paper logs. This form is not required for cabrillo formatted electronic logs.

Worked All Virginia Award:  The "Worked All Virginia" award is offered by the Rappahannock Valley Amateur Radio Club.

Presentation Offer and Schedule: SPARC will give a presentation on the Virginia QSO Party to any group in Virginia

Planning Calendar: The calendar is available for review.

Previous Virginia QSO Parties

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